Preparing for Senior Pictures: Spray Tans
If you’ve looked through any of my photo shoot prep materials, you’ll know that self-tanners are a big no-no! Christina’s beautiful spray tans though, wow!!! They blend beautifully with your natural skin tones and give you a healthy glow for your senior photo shoot.
Today I’ve asked Christina Hayes from Nizhoni Spa to help us out with some information about spray tans. You can visit her at her lovely spa in Apache Junction. It’s beautiful and quiet, perfect for some self-love!
She’s here to answer all your questions!
- What should I wear in the tan?
You may go nude, in swimsuits, bras, underwear, shorts, anything you wish. HOWEVER, you will have faux tan lines from what you choose to leave on…so that needs to be considered for photos of bare shoulders, etc.
- When should I book tan for photo shoot?
I recommend the day before. No more than 2 days before. Because of athletes, shaving, and any other things that may degrade the tan in areas where clothing and sweat rub together. (just to avoid any issues). Tanning is not recommended same-day as photos.
- What clothes and shoes should I wear?
Plan to wear loose clothing home and open sandals or flip flops.
- What should I do if I have leather seats in my car?
Please bring a towel to place on your seat vinyl or leather. Your legs shouldn’t sweat or rub on these surfaces. Its not that the tan will rub off on them, but it will avoid any stickiness on your skin.
- What color tans do you offer?
My tans are custom to each individual and will always look natural! Less is more & your skin tone and time of day for photos will be considered in each personalized session. Showering times can range anywhere from 3 to 8 hours or even overnight depending on what we decide is best for you!
- Do you use a booth?
No! My tans are personally airbrushed, no booths!!
- I’m a little nervous about my body. What should I do?
Nothing! I see all shapes & sizes of people and pass zero judgement. No body shaming allowed!!!